Suspected B.C. drunk driver adds to woes after second incident as police look on

VERNON, B.C. - A British Columbia woman doubled her trouble when she arrived at the RCMP detachment in the north Okanagan apparently under the influence.

Police in Vernon say the 37-year-old woman had been called to the detachment on Wednesday to provide fingerprints for an impaired charge stemming from an incident in May.

Const. Kelly Brett says officers could smell a strong odour of liquor as they dealt with the woman and advised her not to drive home.

Brett says the woman promised to call a cab but was seen driving away from the detachment and did not stop when Mounties tried to pull her over.

The officer reported he had to position his cruiser, with siren blaring and lights flashing, alongside the woman's vehicle before she noticed him.

The woman then failed a roadside screening test.

"She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Vernon RCMP detachment where she provided breath samples in excess of three times the legal limit," says Brett.

She appeared in court Thursday and police say further charges are proceeding. (CKIZ)


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